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8â€“11 cm (3-4Â¼ in)
Female: green cap and back, sides green flecked with gold, dirty white underparts, pale tip to the tail.
Moist lowland forests and montanes; forest edges and suburban areas.
The diet consists mostly of nectar taken from a variety of flowers at varying heights. In addition, small insects are occasionally taken.
"In nuptial displays male makes semicircular flights around perched female while displaying iridescent crown and breast." .
They breed from September to February and build a bowl-shaped nest.
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